Relief Efforts Continue at Ross

The Ross community continues to help Hurricane Sandy victims with donated goods and fundraising efforts. This weekend a handful of Lower School teachers will be delivering another shipment of baby supplies, food, blankets, cleaning supplies, and more to the hard-hit Rockaways. The shipment will also contain cards handmade by Ross Lower School students, who paired off with their buddies to craft messages of hope and thanks to those affected by Sandy.

In addition, Ross senior Paola Chery raised about $1000 in less than a week with two fundraisers. All of the proceeds will go to support victims of Hurricane Sandy. On November 2, Paola hosted a Dress-Down Day, where students paid $5 to dress out of uniform. On November 13, she hosted a bake sale in the Center for Well-Being with members of her newly formed Middle School Community Service Club. Patrons devoured homemade red velvet cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese, brownies, strawberry cupcakes, and moon cakes.

Donations will continue to be collected. Items needed most include baby formula, diapers, bleach, mops, buckets, plastic bins, Sterno cans, matches or lighters, flashlights with batteries, heavy-duty garbage bags, gloves (for warmth and work), ready-to-eat food (pop-top cans, not requiring heat), pet food, blankets, and coats.